Baijnath Temple


14.2/5(47 Ratings)

Baijnath Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 12 sightseeing in Kausani

Baijnath is located at a distance of 16 km from the town of Kausani, in the Katyuri Valley. Lying in the ancient town of Baijnath, the town is historically and religiously significant. Once known as Kartikyapura, Baijnath was the capital of the Katyuri dynasty of kings who ruled Uttaranchal during 12th and 13th centuries. Constructed in the 12th century, the Baijnath Temple holds significance. This is because, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga.

Located at an elevation of 1,125 m above sea level, the town is famous for its temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Parvati, along with those of Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma. Temple of Maheshsur Mardini portrays the slaying of the bull-headed deon by the Goddess Kali. On the banks of the Gomti River, in the Garur Valley, Baijnath Temple is located. At a distance of 3 km from the town, Kote-ke-mai temple is located. This temple is famous for the sculpted statue of Vishnu, who is the presiding deity of the temple.

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What travellers are saying about Baijnath Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 12
  • Very Good 8
  • Good 6
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Raghuneesh Rattan

Raghuneesh Rattan3.2/5

8 reviews


Visited at end of MayWent to Baijnath Temple through Kausani. Weather was unfavourable. Lot of rain till Garud made the visit a bit exhausting. Yet the grandeur of temple with adjacent pond, a bevy of small fishes, and the statue of goddess Parvati inside the main shrine was beautiful to watch. Not too time consuming yet worth paying a visit. Probably chose a wrong time to visit.Tracheal should be visited either during winters or in April when clear sky beckons a majestic view of the Himalayas.My worst fear came true when there was unexpected heavy rain at Kausani which hid the view of the himalayas due to heavy fog.Very difficult to arrange lodging in case not already booked.(made more so due to rain)

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Viswanathan s

Viswanathan s3.6/5

4 reviews

Baijnath tenple

Baijnath temple is hardly 30 minutes away from Kausani via garud. It's a ancient temple which is more than 1100 years old. The main deity is Lord shiva. The other deities are removed from the temple though the empty dwars are there. It's a very peaceful temple having gomti as its theerth in the front. It's extremely calm and quiet sitting on the sides of gomti theerth. It's a must visit if you are touching Kausani.

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Shoury bansal

Shoury bansal5.0/5

22 reviews

Nice and must visit place

Baijnath temple is a must visit place and it is only at 20 mins drive from Kausani. Now lake is also at the temple. Also there is one dam near this and atmosphere is also very nice. It is really an enjoyable place and also we feel relaxed. In one word we can say this is a place where you find very relaxed and enjoyable.

Rajib  Chattopadh

Rajib Chattopadh2.5/5

4 reviews

An old temple

Old temples. As there is not many places to see in Kausani so you can visit this place as a time pass. There is no restriction for carrying cameras or other things.

Sudha Kapoor

Sudha Kapoor4.3/5

25 reviews

Religious place

It's an ancient place related to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. It can protect site by the archeology department. The place is around 25 to 30 km away from Kausani. It's a temple complex having very ancient statues. The complex is next to the pond.

Ashish Das

Ashish Das4.6/5

8 reviews

Heritage site

Must visit from Kausani. Very old temple dated around 12th century. It is heritage site. You can find fishes in the river flowing in front of the temple and feeding them is considered as sacred. If you get into water you will feel like they are running around you. There are multiple temples in single campus and all are of Lord Shiva. Visit all you will like it.

Vijay Vyas

Vijay Vyas4.3/5

4 reviews

Good temple but cleanliness is required

Location is ok. Temple is good. One should go/ visit for Siva darshan. Cleanliness is required. One should visit in the early morning for darshan. Nothing special.

Fenal Shah

Fenal Shah2.9/5

10 reviews

Good temple with old heritage

We went around at 2 o'clock as we are not more of religious type but as it is very old heritage we decided to go there. Good temple with 17km from Kausani with bigger market compare to Kausani. So you can explore and can take darshan of Ganpathi Bappa as well.

Tania Mukherjee

Tania Mukherjee5.0/5

34 reviews

Excellent Architecture; Must Not Miss

This attraction is totally worth a visit. The temple and its architecture is breathtaking. Set amidst the mountains and at the shore of a flowing river the Baijnath Temple is a peaceful. The temple complex is very neat and clean. Fishes swim in the river and one can feed them. Though during my visit the river was mostly dry and heard that the fishes had died in last winter when some glaciers broke. The temple was also covered by Discovery channel once.

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3 reviews

Old and beautiful heritage

Old heritage, beautiful place, calm and quiet, river along with the temple is clean. You can sit in the temple for some time to for meditation. Good experience. Spend as much as long time.

Photos of Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

A distant view from the higher spot
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

The temple by the meandering river
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

The North Entrance
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

The meander captured while moving in a car